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NEWS: Sally Ordway Award Proves Fatal to Recipient

The late J. Otis Powell. Poet, playwright, and overall multi-talented artist J. Otis Powell died on Monday, August 28. Powell was 61 years' old, and had been awarded a Sally Ordway Irvine Award for Commitment just five days prior. He had struggled with ill health, and received a kidney transplant several

Fringe File, #30: Final Box Office Results for 2017

A bar chart showing historical box office totals for the Minnesota Fringe Festival. The Minnesota Fringe Festival announced the final statistics today for the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival. The 11-day festival brought in 46,076 butts-in-seats, spread across 860 performances of 167 shows at 17 venues in Minneapolis. Why Count Butts-in-Seats? Since 2016, the

SET LIST: Lady Gaga at Xcel Energy Center

Lady Gaga rocked the Xcel Energy Center with her trademark costume-heavy, immersive performance. Here's the set list from the concert: Act I "Video Intro" "Diamond Heart" "A-Yo" "Poker Face" "Perfect Illusion" Act II "John Wayne" "Scheiße" "Alejandro" Act III "Horns" "Just Dance" "LoveGame" "Telephone" Act IV "Claws" "Applause" "Come to Mama" "The Edge of

INTERVIEW: Claire Wellin and Youth in a Roman Field

Actress-musician-songwriter Claire Wellin. Photo by Tiffany Topol. This Friday, Claire Wellin is bringing her band Youth in a Roman Field to Icehouse in Minneapolis. Youth in a Roman Field's "ghost folk" sound emphasizes haunting strings, acoustic instruments, and multipart vocal writing. The MSU-Mankato graduate spoke with the Arts Reader's Basil Considine about

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